The kernel's device manager, responsible for the contents of /dev.

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Assign fixed path to printer (/dev/usb/lp0)

I have two USB printers. They are assigned a path depending on the order of turning them on. The first one is /deb/usb/lp0 and the second one /deb/usb/lp1. However, I sometimes echo to these printers ...
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How does automated hotplug mounting work?

I was reading a bit about gnome-mount, HAL, udev, etc. It left me with a couple of faint ideas how mounting a hotplug device might work in the latest Ubuntu release. Could someone give a detailed ...
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USB device changes using udev and D-Bus

I am trying to get a list of currently plugged in USB devices in Ubuntu 10.10 and monitor changes that happen, like devices being plugged in or out using udev and D-Bus. I'm fairly new to ...
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Rebuild /dev accidentally deleted

How to rebuild /dev on an ubuntu lucid where all files in /dev were accidentally deleted ? MAKEDEV std and MAKEDEV pty aren't enough, which isn't surprising on a system under udev. I haven't reboot ...
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How do I set executable permissions on a removable drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and using a usb drive but I'm finding that I can't chmod any programs on the drive to +x. It is being auto-mounted by Gnome (using udev, I think?) so I imagine the problem is a ...
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Configure udev to change permissions on USB HID device?

I have a USB scale, a USB HID. Currently, when it is plugged in, the permissions only allow the superuser to access it. How can I configure udev to let anybody access this device? I have the vendor ...